>> now, australia has so far had a strong economy based on its rich resoues, low employment will the new government be able to keep that up? >> well, it's really being kept up and being maintained as a result of international trade factors. certainly, australia is very strong as a resource nation, resource exporter, and the continued buoyancy of the chinese economy has really bankrolled the australian economy these last two or three years. in fact, for longer than that. and as long as the chinese economy does stay quite strong or resilnt, and certainly over the medium term, the prospects of the australian economy are also quite good. >> so the government has nothing to do with the economy? >> well, not a great deal. i mean, the governments can certainly wreck economies, but as long as they don't do anything really radical, we're a relatively small economy.